Catherine M. Lisicia, “Miss Kay”, a lifelong resident of Savannah, passed away peacefully Monday, February 1, 2021. She was 82 years old.
Kay was born in Savannah on December 17,1938 to Anna and Carl Moss. She was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and the University of South Carolina. She retired from the Chatham County School System where she taught kindergarten at various schools within the community for over twenty five years.
She was a loving wife, mother and Mimi. She was most well known as “Miss Kay” from the WTOC children’s program, The Romper Room show, where she had the most fun looking through the “magic mirror” every day from 1970 to 1976.
Kay is preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years Richard E Lisicia. Surviving are her children, Joey and Karen Lisicia, Katie and Robert Jones, Mark and Mary Lisicia as well as eight loving grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Due to COVID, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Catholic Church. Live stream will be available at https://www.facebook.com/stjamessavcatholicchurch/
Prayers for deep peace and love for all !
- Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt, Savannah, Georgia
My heart is broken to hear of Miss Kay's passing. The Lisicia's have always been like family to mine, and I have such wonderful memories of growing up with them. I loved Miss Kay dearly, she was one of my favorite people in the world and she will forever live in my heart.
- Dawn Wagner Shriver, Winston Salem, NC
I dearly loved teaching in Savannah with Kay. Everyone did. She made us laugh every minute of everyday and was loved by all! Rest In Peace, lovely sweet friend. Kathy Stultz
- Kathy Stultz, Charlotte , NC
She was my First Grade teacher at Gadsden Elementary School and I also remember her as the Romper Room Lady. My sincere condolences for your loss.
- Richard Arnsdorff, Fayetteville, GA
I loved working with Kay and we used to carpool together out to Port Wentworth. I loved listening to her talk about her family. She was very proud of them. My deepest condolences to her children and grandchildren. May she rest in peace.
- Tricia Sheahan, Savannah, GA
Mr Dick Lisicia got me my first job in international shipping 36 years ago . I’m still doing the same sort of work and I’m grateful for him. I remember him and Ms Kay fondly . They were such kind and good people . She was a special person who loved life and her God . RIP sweet lady . Thank you !
- Randolph Page, Dunwoody , Ga
Though I left 40 years ago for college, I was born and raised in Savannah, and I will always remember Miss Kay and her magic mirror as a big part of my childhood. My mother helped us kids make Roper Stompers from large apple juice cans. So many fond memories. Thank you, Miss Kay
- Susan Buchsbaum, Brooklyn, NY
So sorry to hear of her passing, prayers for the family.
- Faye Cunnigham, Savannah , Georgia
I am so sorry for the Lisicia family's loss. Praying for all of you Lauren Chamberlain Aguillon
- Lauren Aguillon, Savannah. Ga
To all of the family I send my most sincere sympathy and prayers. Have many fond memories with Kay. She was my “big sister” at SVA and took me under her wing. Had some great times including sneaking in The Victory Drivein in the trunk of Petunia, her car, with Patty O’Hayer et al! Kay is at peace with her God and for this we shall say, “Thanks be to God” Joanie Heyward.
- Joan Mathews Heyward, Bluffton, SC
I loved working with Kay at Gadsden Elementary School. She always had the best interest of her students at heart. And she could always see the humor in bad situations. We also knew each other at Blessed Sacrament Church where I was always up to date on her life via her precious mother! My deepest sympathy to her family whom she loved so well. You were so lucky to have her.
- Amanda M Cannon, Savannah, GA
We are so sad to hear of Miss Kay’s passing and will keep your family in our prayers. We loved her very much and will always miss her sweet smile! We wish we could be with you during this difficult time and hope that you are all at peace. With much love, The Gilchrest Family
- Karen and Scott Gilchrest , Raleigh , NC
We are so sad to hear of "Mimi's" passing. Sending you all love and prayers.
- The Tison Family, Savannah, Georgia
May prayers are with you and your family
- Bennie Benniefield, Savannah, Georgia
We send our condolences and your family is in our prayers. Lucy enjoyed being able to see Kay more often recently and it brought back many good memories.
- The Behr Family, Savannah, GA
Prayers and blessing to Miss Kay and Lisicia family. So many great memories of a fantastic lady and family. God’s speed
- David Pappas and family , Goose Creek, SC
Lovely mass in celebration of dear Aunt Kay. She is very loved and missed. So glad we could join from afar. We are thinking of our Georgia Lisicias!
- Elizabeth Sheffield, Suffolk, VA
Katie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Heaven is gaining many angels these days!
- Carol Stone, Savannah
Katie, Joey and Mark, sorry to learn about the loss of you mother. What a wonderful women! Send my best!
- Mike Viers, Savannah
I am so sorry to hear this and Miss Kay’s family is in our prayers. I loved going on Romper Room because of her! Prayers.
- Jennifer and John Forbes